MWL Newsletter No 46

Happy New Year!

Here are the posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 31 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

From around the Web

Embracing automation  Harold Jarche, 31 December 2017

“Automation of routine and standardized work is forcing people to do more non-routine manual and cognitive work. If the work can be mapped and analyzed, it will be automated. As non-routine work becomes the norm, work environments will have to become open, transparent, and diverse because trust is essential to ensure that knowledge flows. With little routine work to do, organizations have to learn as fast as their environments. In addition, constant experimentation must be the norm.”

Getting back to your roots  Jane Bozarth, Learning Solutions Magazine, 2 January 2018
“I can see I spent a lot of 2017 pondering ways to be more influential: Get out of your usual designer/facilitator box and polish up some new skills, like dealing with data, learning to read academic research, understanding behavior change, and developing business acumen.”

Embracing L&D’s evolving role: Less control, more influence  Dani Johnson and Jen Stempel, Deloitte, 2 January 2018
“the research indicates that the majority of employee development is not under the direct influence of the L&D department. In fact, most of it is cultural and systemic in nature, leaving many of the more tactical, traditional practices of L&D less impactful than they may have been in the past .. This finding necessitates a shift on the part of L&D organizations; in the future they will find themselves moving from being doers and keepers of learning to stewards and influencers.”

Your Refrigerator is running: you’d better catch it if you want to be at the forefront of learning  Bob Mosher, Chief Learnng Officer Magazine, 4 January 2018

“I keep using learning and support in the same sentence because that’s the new range of offerings we need to build. In fact, if you build for support you do less training. My refrigerator manufacturer is highly motivated by the same things we in learning are”

New MWL 2018 Series of eBooks

A new series of 3 e-books is available to download. These e-books include some (updated) content from Jane Hart’s previous books as well as new material. 

Part 1: An Introduction to Modern Workplace Learning in 2018)  is FREE.

Part 2: Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Training for the Workplace and Part 3: Supporting Independent Continuous Learning at Work can be purchased separately or collectively as Modern Workplace Leanring 2018 

Find out more about the MWL 2018 Series here.

Next MWL Workshop

Supporting Continous Independent Learning in the Workplace

Next public workshop runs: 15 January – 2 March 2018

In the modern workplace it is no longer enough for L&D to just organise and manage modern learning experiences, they also need to enable and support continuous independent learning. In this 7-week online workshop we look at how to help managers and individuals adopt a modern professional learning mindset as well as empower individuals to take responsibility for their own continuous self-improvement (in their existing job) and self-development (to prepare for the future). (Includes free copy of Part 3 of the MWL 2018 Series  – see above)

How to Become a Modern Professional Learner

In the modern workplace there is no longer such a thing as a job for a life – only a life of jobs – so it’s up to everyone to continuously update their knowledge, skills and productivity and become an independent modern professional learner. This resource (written by Jane Hart) contains 100 short Tasks (based around the 10 Principles of Modern Professional Learning) to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career.

Or take part in the 100 Days Challenge: 1 January – 10 April 2018

Find out more about this resource here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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